According to Washington state officials, a measure to legalize recreational marijuana use has enough signatures to get on the ballot in November 2012, Reuters reports. Under the measure, the state Liquor Control Board would be responsible for overseeing the growth and processing of marijuana, and for licensing marijuana-only stores that would sell pot to adults ages 21 and older. The measure would also amend state drunken driving laws to include a blood concentration threshold for THC—the psychoactive component of marijuana. Polling indicates that 48 percent of Washington residents support legalization, with support concentrated among younger voters.
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